No longer a simple question: Where are you going to high school?

Gary Etienne, right, laughs as he talks to Devon O'Keefe, an instructional leader in Ledyard High School's agri-science program, as Etienne's daughter, Elizabeth, an eighth-grader at Kelly Middle School, looks on during High School Night on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the school in Norwich.  The event offered an opportunity for middle school students in the region to learn more information about high school choices.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

What used to be a fairly basic choice of your town’s regular high school, a nearby technical school or the closest parochial high school has expanded for students in many towns to include a myriad of magnet schools, multiple state-run...

10 Norwich students receive superintendent's awards

Norwich Public School Superintendent Abby Dolliver, left,  presents the annual Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Award to Huntington School fifth-grader Elijah Ramsey, 10, with his mother, Melissa Cheslog, at his side in the Kelly Middle School auditorium in Norwich on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The 10 students who made their way to the Kelly Middle School Auditorium earlier this week are the type of kids who pick up spilled crayons so no one will trip, take out the garbage at home, make sure timid kindergarteners feel comfortable, and...

NL school district settles sexual harassment complaint with former employee

The New London school district quietly approved a settlement agreement with a former employee earlier this year, paying her $125,000 to end a discrimination and sexual harassment complaint against her former boss, a 22-year employee of the district...

'Enough is enough': At least 5 have died in NL sober homes in 3 years

At least five people have fatally overdosed in New London sober homes in about three years. City Human Services Director Jeanne Milstein calls that "outrageous."

Rollover in New London

New London firefighters and police work the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving an SUV and a compact car at the intersection of Broad and Colman streets in New London, Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017. The SUV  rolled over onto its roof, and no injuries were reported. (Tim Martin/The Day)

New London firefighters and police work the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving an SUV and a compact car at the intersection of Broad and Colman streets in New London on Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017.

Two arrested on heroin charges in Groton

Members of the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force and Groton Police Department on Thursday arrested two 26-year-old Groton residents on heroin charges, police said in a news release on Friday.

New London police union to collect turkeys, food, cash Saturday

Members of the city police union on Saturday will be stationed outside the North Frontage Road ShopRite to collect turkeys and nonperishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran/United Way Labor Food Center.

Police: More than 125 underage patrons were in New London bar

A spot check of bars and cafes across the city Thursday night spelled bad news for Octane, as police and state liquor control personnel documented more than 125 underage persons in the establishment, according to a news release.




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Boston free speech rally draws a few supporters, many protesters

Protesters gather at Boston's Free Speech Rally on Boston Common Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Boston.   (Mark Lorenz/The Boston Herald via AP)

A few dozen free speech advocates have rallied peacefully on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters.

Two R.I. men get prison for lottery-related beating death

Two Rhode Island men are headed to prison for beating a man to death aboard a sailboat over lottery winnings

Police: 2 Quinnipiac University students set fires in dorm bathrooms

Two students at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut have been charged with setting fires in a dormitory